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English adjective: bleak

1. bleak offering little or no hope


SamplesThe future looked black.
Prospects were bleak.
Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult.
Took a dim view of things.


Synonymsblack, dim


Similarhopeless


Antonymshopeful

2. bleak providing no shelter or sustenance


SamplesBare rocky hills.
Barren lands.
The bleak treeless regions of the high Andes.
The desolate surface of the moon.
A stark landscape.


Synonymsbare, barren, desolate, stark


Similarinhospitable


Antonymshospitable

3. bleak unpleasantly cold and damp


SamplesBleak winds of the North Atlantic.


Synonymscutting, raw


Similarcold


Antonymshot









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